At Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN, we know that beautiful skin requires a healthy diet, adequate hydration, and effective skincare products. However, sometimes stubborn skin conditions require something more powerful to help you achieve your ideal complexion. For that reason, we offer laser treatments with the Pico Laser, a revolutionary and powerful laser that can finally help you target hyperpigmentation and other problematic skin conditions.
Laser Treatments With the Pico Laser
Whether you have never experienced a laser treatment before or you have and weren’t thrilled with the treatment process or the results, we want to introduce you to a treatment that will change your perception of laser treatments for good. At Franklin Skin and Laser, we offer the Pico Laser. This unique treatment device is also commonly referred to as a picosecond laser and provides a safe and effective solution for treating different skin concerns.
What It Treats
The Pico Laser originally was designed for tattoo removal but soon become a versatile skin-perfecting treatment. It can address some of the most common skin concerns on the face, but it can also treat skin concerns in different areas of the body. It uses powerful laser technology to safely correct problematic skin concerns, including:
- Age spots
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Sun-damaged skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Unwanted tattoos
How It Works
This laser device uses non-invasive, non-surgical technology to perfect the skin. The treatment process is quick, and during a session, the device will deliver laser light energy into the skin to effectively shatter damaged skin cells: specifically those with discoloration. Unlike many laser treatments, this laser technology doesn’t rely on thermal energy to address different skin concerns.
Without relying on heat, the treatment reduces the risk of post-treatment inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The surrounding tissue remains unharmed during treatment since our technician will direct the laser energy so that it only targets your specific skin concern. Once the laser device shatters the problematic skin cells, the body will respond to the treatment by eliminating them as waste through the lymphatic system.
How Long Do Treatments Take?
Treatment times are generally quick but vary among patients based on what they choose to treat. Typically, sessions can range from 10 to 30 minutes. Once we meet with you to confirm your treatment eligibility and create your treatment plan, we can give you details about how long your appointment will last so that you can plan your schedule accordingly.
Is There Downtime?
After your treatment is over, you won’t have to plan around downtime. However, we will advise you to avoid sun exposure since your skin will be more sensitive to the sun. We will give you some specific aftercare instructions, including which products to use and avoid for the first several days to care for your skin and enhance your results.
During your pre-treatment consultation, we can give you more information about caring for your skin and make recommendations regarding any other skin care products or in-office treatments that may benefit your skin.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
Some patients may only need a few treatments to address their skin concerns. Patients with more advanced skincare concerns or those who want to eliminate unwanted tattoos may need more sessions to achieve the results.
When Will I See Results?
Depending on the skin concern you want to treat, you may see results after one treatment. Your results will continue to improve as your body works to eliminate the shattered pigment and damaged skin cells from your system. While you can’t necessarily assist with this process, drinking plenty of water and eating a healthy diet can support your body through this process so you can achieve your results as quickly as possible.
What Are the Treatment Benefits?
There are many benefits to choosing the Pico Laser over other traditional laser treatments. The treatment process is virtually pain-free, and treatments are also quick and won’t monopolize your time. There is little to no downtime, and you’ll see results quickly in as little as one treatment.
Your results will be permanent, and you can schedule additional treatments over time to address other skin concerns. Pico Laser sessions can help you eliminate discoloration and treat other skin concerns that have been bothering you for years in just a few quick sessions. The device is safe, works on most skin types, and can help you feel more confident in the health and appearance of your skin.
Increased Collagen and Elastin Production: An Added Benefit
One of the added benefits of this laser treatment is that, by default, it delivers skin-rejuvenating results by stimulating natural collagen and elastin production below the skin’s surface. Collagen and elastin are two key proteins that help maintain youthful skin, but your body produces less every year after 30.
However, when you undergo Pico Laser treatments, even if you’re simply trying to address hyperpigmentation or an unwanted tattoo, you will, by default, achieve younger-looking skin thanks to the way that the device initiates increased collagen and elastin growth.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you have sun-damaged skin or want to treat discoloration, melasma, general hyperpigmentation, or even a single age spot that’s making you feel less confident in your appearance, you may be the perfect candidate for these laser treatments.
Determining your treatment eligibility takes place during an initial consultation. Our in-depth consultations focus on first confirming that you’re a good treatment candidate and then gathering the necessary information to effectively design a safe treatment plan to help you reach your goals.
Schedule a Laser Treatment That Works
If you’ve been wary of laser treatments in the past, you can rest assured that once you undergo a treatment with the Pico Laser, it will become your go-to solution for problematic skin concerns and discoloration. You’ll improve your skin health with a quick and painless treatment that will help you achieve an envy-worthy complexion and finally live free of those skin conditions that have negatively affected your confidence.